Rockabilly is not a style it's a way of life. Rockabilly started out as an underground subcultured music before the birth of Rock 'n' Roll in the 1950's. It was then revived in the 1980's with bands such as The Stray Cats and The Polecats.
Rockabilly is classed as a modern day 1950's style. But it's roots go much deeper. You can notice a Rockabilly Guy by there Slicked Quiffs, Turn-Ups and Engineering Boots or Converse. Girls usually wear the same but with a Quiff, Bettie Paige fringe or Curled hair.
There are several weekenders dedicated to this lifestyle that Thousands of people from around the world attened. Being interested in the 1950's and Rockabilly is not just about dressing like they did, but also about changing your lifestyle. Listening to only 19-40's to early 1960's music.
It's one heck of a way to live though!
A music and fashion subculture started in the mid-late seventies in the UK. Seventies teenagers developed their own dress code based on 1950s American Juvenile Delinquent novels and Hot Rod B-movies. Puttin distance between themselves and the older "Teddy Boys" who attended the same clubs and dances at the time. Their taste in music was for the more primitive hillbilly-rock hybrid "rockabilly" that kicked off in the mid fifties at the same time as its more succesful and commercial sibling - "rock and roll". The rockabilly scene still exists today.